Kyndryl hires Maryjo Charbonnier as chief HR officer

Kyndryl, a new company created following the separation of IBM’s managed infrastructure services business, has appointed Maryjo Charbonnier as its new chief human resources officer (CHRO).

In her new role, Charbonnier will be overseeing the organisation’s HR strategy in the UK and across the world. Her key focus will be on culture and continued growth, and will help to create a human capital strategy that will be key to take the business closer towards independence and industry leadership.

She is set to join Kyndryl from Wolters Kluwer, a provider of professional information, software solutions and services for professionals, where she served as CHRO since the start of 2015. She was responsible for the design and implementation of all HR strategies, policies and processes.

Charbonnier has extensive global experience and a record of transformational leadership at reputable companies, according to Kyndryl. Prior to working at Wolters Kluwer, Charbonnier worked as CHRO at global fintech company Broadridge Financial Solutions for seven years and held a variety of leadership roles at PepsiCo, including vice president for talent sustainability for PepsiCo Foods Americas.

Martin Schroeter, CEO at Kyndryl, commented that the organisation is fortunate to work with an experienced CHRO who has held senior roles in several major companies, and that her appointment is another sign of progress toward Kyndryl’s independence, industry leadership and commitment to attracting top talent.

“Maryjo Charbonnier is a leader who agrees it is critical to invest in the talent and ongoing skills needed for a global workforce, and her passion and insights will help our teams advance the vital systems that power human progress for our customers,” he said.